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I Am Hearing an Inner Voice

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Akansh Goel: Something strange but amazing has happened to me. I was involved in certain sadhana from a long time, suddenly yesterday I felt a different voice coming from inside, near my heart area. Now, I am feeling there is a gap between that and my mind. I can see my mind is still involved in thoughts but I am not affected.…

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Why Don’t I Meditate Regularly Anymore?

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Piu: I am going through a battle. A part of me is intensely spiritual, and I know that’s the aim of my life. But the other part of me just wants to run away from this. I have a toddler, a home to manage, a demanding job, and in spite of this, I think if I want badly enough I can…

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I Had a Vision When Meditating at the Third Eye

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from K: I meditated twice on my third eye, and each time I traveled down this golden tunnel diving into the deep blue. However, each time this happened a being made of air and golden swirls that were illuminated showed up. Is there any literature about this? I don’t know what this means, but each encounter was so peaceful and freeing. The…

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Pressure Between the Eyebrows During and After Meditation

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Lokesh: I used to meditate daily for at least 15 minutes daily for 3 years. Within a few months I started experiencing a slight pressure between my eyebrows. Much later, after trying shambhavi mudra, the pressure became even more intense. The pressure is not painful but a dull sensation. It feels as if something is stuck in the center of my…

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How to Meditate with Half-Closed Eyes

Nayaswami Diksha

Question from Kavitha: Hi, I am a newbie in meditation and practicing half closed eye meditation as taught by Yoganandaji. When I try to gaze upward at spiritual eye with eyes slightly open, my eyes automatically open, and I can see the object in front of me, but still my gaze or concentration is at spiritual eye. My doubt is during half-closed eye…

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The Yin-Yang Attributes of the Chakras

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Akanksha Bhardwaj: All chakras have their yin-yang sides. And still we label 7 chakras overall like — 1st (yang), 2nd (yin), 3rd (yang) and so on, alternately. Does it mean that each chakra has overall yang/yin dominance? Is it like 1st,3rd, 5th chakras have yang energy dominant (expressive) and 2nd, 4th, 6th chakras have yin energy dominant (feelings)?

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Are Our Memories Actually Permanent? Do We Ever Really Forget?

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ashutosh: Is it true that forgetfulness of a deliberately memorised thing is merely a temporary state and that in reality, we never forget anything? I read that any new idea leads to a different neural linkage or arrangement in brain. Each idea I feel is unique and the cosmic world is a whirlpool of ideas which a brain borrows from when…

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Meditation Gives Me Energy, but then I Lose It. Help!

Nayaswami Mukti

Question from Ashu: With regular spiritual exercises and heightened sense of concentration and awareness, my powers of wit and humour have been enhanced along with other benefits. But I seem to be using those abilities indiscriminately by enthralling or entertaining others losing in the process the sense of discrimination between right and wrong and squandering away my energies. Whenever I am in a…

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Music for Meditation

Nayaswami Maria

Question from Gautam Sharma: Is it ok to listen to music (specifically meditation music — labeled on Youtube)? In order to suppress the ambient sounds (kids shouting, babies crying), I put on some meditation music and meditate. Is this practice ok?